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“Let yourself boil over with fury, and vent, rage, curse, rain down wrath, and tear out your hair. (But try not to do it publicly. And certainly not online.)

Let yourself mourn. Setbacks are sad. Maybe even depressing — but don’t confuse the two. Let yourself feel the sadness of loss.

Get moving. You don’t want that sadness to tip into a paralyzing depression. So get out and take a walk, several times a day.

Feel the air move against your cheeks. Feel forward momentum.
Learn to ask for help. Most successful people get there by being strong and independent. We help others. It is harder to learn to ask when we need help — and to realize that admitting it is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of respect for what others can contribute to your life.

Turn your thinking upside down: That wasn’t a setback. It was an opportunity to re-create.

Know fear, and honor it. When you feel fear, that’s when you are growing.

Stop negative thinking: Just stop. Force it. Including the arrogance of thinking everything was your fault. You aren’t really in control of much. Bad luck happens. Now what are you going to do about it? That’s the really interesting — and even thrilling — part.”

– Dominique Browning

Image: whe(re)n Borlev meets Dalí . .by Jef Safi via Flickr.

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